Flowers 38 New Build

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  1. c1steve

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    On the electrical side, I would extremely highly recommend going all 24 volt. This is a much simpler system and there is less line drop/voltage drop on the longer runs. Almost everything is available in 24 volt. A few critical pumps you might want to buy a spare, but overall you would be way ahead to use only one voltage.

    Regarding the Scania, it measures 2.5" taller than the JD 6090, measured from the crankshaft center. Will the engine be a tight fit under the cabin sole, or will you have 4" or more of clearance? Will the cockpit floor be lower than the cabin sole?
     
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    A general question regarding using a quality finisher rather than the OEM builder. What is the typical cost savings? Is the quality and attention to detail very similar?
     
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    Not really a cost savings, some fininshers specialize in certain things, some don't use wood, etc.

    Sometimes choice is made by the finishers "style" or could just be finding a build slot.

    Also, some shops that make hulls prefer not to finish them and sell the kit only.

    DE is a Custom boat, nothing really OEM about it.
     
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    Those were major factors for me.
    Of course you would have to be an idiot not to consider the reputation of the potential shops involved for turning out a project on time or budget or somewhere near.
    I would not conside a shop that was not intimately familiar with DE boats especially when it come to the "look".
    A DE boat is easy to screw up the look of it in general.
     
  5. StowIt

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    Sorry, I've been away from the forum for a while. Andy moved the hull into his shed in March and has reportedly started on the bulkheads. I'll post some pix once I make a visit.
     
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    sure no problem with posting pix. I am hoping to get up there in a bit.
     
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    If your in Rincon we should meet up and talk boats this week.
     
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    how long are you down there? I'm up north but might go down there next week. I keep telling friends about meeting at Ship Wreck, too funny.
     
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    Leaving on the 29th. Let me know if your around. The boats in the water so we could always meet in bayshore also.
     
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    OK, not sure if I'll get down there this week, if not let's get together next month
     
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    Any update? I never got by to see Andy or snap some pics of your build. How is it coming along?
     
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    I was just up there on Wednesday. Slow progress on my boat but they're putting in the bones; stringers, bulkheads and the like. They are focused on the Wesmac and the other Flowers to deliver them next month. That last 10% always takes the most time. Once those boats are out of the way they should be dedicated to working on my boat.
     
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    Visited CIB yesterday for an update on progress. Making progress but on a slow bell. The Scania 13L 675 has been delivered. Engine beds are being finalized for production. Bulkheads are in place. We're using plastic fuel tanks from a shop in ME and they have been ordered. Should end up with about 460 gallons of fuel. Windows and side door have been cut out. Planning to use Wynne windows and their new mullions are very beefy. Rudder ordered. Spray and lifting rails have been fitted. Pix attached.
    Fwd view 20190724.jpg IMG_2345[1].jpg IMG_2347[1].jpg IMG_2348[1].jpg IMG_2351[1].jpg IMG_2349[1].jpg
     
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    Which model Scania 13I XPI ? did you go with extra low oil sump option?
     
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    I’m not sure about that. Why would that be a consideration?
     
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    Reduces the height of the motor
     
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    Really doesn't help on this hull, it's the crank center up that matters more.
    The standard oil pan works for the 13L XPI.
     
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    Many different dimensions come into play for a new build, or repower. Having a shallow pan helps keep the engine lower, provided the gear, shaft angle, and length allow for that.
     
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    All marine Scania’s in US have low profile engine pans as far as I know
     
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    How is this boat coming along?
     
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